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Highway 39 Still Closed Due to Hurricane Isaac

If you're headed down Louisiana Highway 39 soon, be aware that the roadway south of Braithwaite is still closed due to work at the Stolthaven chemical plant. Flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac there pushed railroad cars, some containing hazardous materials, off the tracks, so the cleanup continues. 

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Road Closures Scheduled For Septemer 23rd

Tom Carroll,  Director of the Lafayette Public Works Department, has informed KTDY that Refinery Street between Forest Street and Valdemar Lane  will be closed Thursday, September 23rd from 6am to 4pm

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One Of The Reasons I Own A Gun

Let me start by saying that I am in favor of gun ownership.  If you outlaw guns, then only outlaws will own guns, which isn't something I like to hear.  I believe in the right to defend myself, and hope that I never have to do it.  With that being said . . . .

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Expect Delays This Morning on I-10 Between Lafayette and Baton Rouge

Twenty-five oversized loads will travel from Bosco, in Acadia Parish, to the site of the sink hole in the Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou area in Assumption Parish. The planned route will leave Bosco at around 7:00 AM and travel to I-10 East, then down I-10 to LA Highway 1 (Plaquemine exit), and proceed to Pierre Part

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Boat Lands on Evangeline Thruway

Lafayette 911 is reporting a 'stalled vehicle' this morning in the 100 block of NE Evangeline Thruway. Hmm.. looks like a boat to me. Must have been a really big fish to drag that boat all the way out into the road like that!

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Part Of Stevenson Street Will Be Closed Monday

 

The Traffic & Transportation Department has informed KTDY the 400 Block of Stevenson Street will be closed Monday, August 13, 2012 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for a house moving. Detour routes will be made available.

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Got Something To Say About the Proposed Ambassador Caffery Extension?

Here's your chance to let officials know what you have to say about the proposed extension of Ambassador Caffery Parkway from I-10 in Lafayette to I-49 north of Carencro. Louisiana DOTD,  the Federal Highway Administration and Lafayette Consolidated Government will hold a public hearing on on Wednesday, August 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Carencro Community Center, located at 5115 North University Avenue in Carencro.

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Traffic Update: Johnston Street To Close

William J. Oliver, Jr., P.E., the District Engineer Administrator for District 03 – Acadiana Region of the Louisiana Department Of Transportation and development tells us that Johnston Street will be partially blocked, beginning next week.

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Louisiana State Police Cracking Down On License Plate Obstructions

If you have one of those plastic plates that goes over your license plate on your vehicle to "protect" it, you might find yourself with another ticket.

With the arrival of the Redflex Red Light Cameras in Lafayette, ways to 'beat' the camera showed up with them in the form of covers that fit over the license plate that 'glow' when light hits them, rendering your plate un-readable to the cameras. 

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St. Mary North of Girard Park to Close for Two + Weeks

Heads up if you travel St. Mary Boulevard between Dupre Library and the Hilliard University Art Museum! Lafayette Consolidated Government's Public Works Department will be closing the 500 block of E. St. Mary, just north of Girard Park Circle/McKinley Street to do some drainage improvements.

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Houma Man Busted For DUI On Walmart Scooter

 

Houma Police arrested 24 year old Thomas J. Phillips Sunday for operating a Walmart motorized scooter while having a blood alcohol content of .179.

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Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Head-On Into Another SUV

This video was taken on July 8 in Collins, Mississippi, when a motorist noticed an SUV driving the wrong way on Highway 49 at a (seemingly) high rate of speed. 

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